On Tuesday, October 1st, WeBRAND officially launched it’s new artist-designed, cause-inspired fashion initiative with the release of theTOGETHER WE RISE X BUMBLEBEELOVESYOU COLLECTION – “Just In Case”. Inspired by the stories of so many young children around the country, fighting each day to find a family, LA-based street artist, Bumblebeelovesyou, created a piece in collaboration with WeBRAND to support Together We Rise, a non-profit leading the way in foster care innovation. Bumblebeelovesyou’s design is available on a limited edition tote bag which creates awareness and raises funds for Together We Rise. In addition to the tote, the collection also includes a combo pack; consisting of the tote and a signed and numbered copy of Bumblebeelovesyou’s new book, titled #bumblebeelovesyou.
In Bumblebeelovesyou’s words, “sometimes it’s hard to stay on our path without being distracted because even the smallest of influence can change our lives forever.” He was excited to be able to work with an organization like Together We Rise, which positively influences the lives of so many children each and every day.
If you live in the Los Angeles area, you may have seen the featured design somewhere besides the tote bag. In order to create further awareness for the campaign, Bumblebeelovesyou took things a step further by turning his design into an installation prominently displayed on side of the Majestic Flowers building located on the corner of Fairfax Ave & Waring Ave.
The TOGETHER WE RISE X BUMBLEBEELOVESYOU Collection is available through October 24th at SHOP.WEBRAND.COM. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to Together We Rise.
About Together We Rise
Together We Rise is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization comprised of motivated young adults and former foster youth. Our vision is to improve the lives of foster children in America, who often find themselves forgotten and neglected by the public. TWR has built a foundation of passionate volunteers who work tirelessly to transform the way kids experience foster care. Our foundation has allowed us to provide thousands of foster kids across the country with sports equipment, bicycles, and suitcases so that children do not have to travel from home to home with their clothing in a trash bag.
Bumblebee’s work first came to life on the street and abandoned buildings of Downey, a city located in southeast Los Angeles County. With a focus on themes of innocence, communication and coming of age, his stencil and sculptural works are most often rendered in the sample, but instantly identifiable color palette of yellow and black. Ongoing campaigns range from the remolding of urban furniture such as abandoned phone kiosks and newspaper boxes to large-scale mural projects that address and work to raise awareness of issues such as youth homelessness. Bumblebee has exhibited his work in group exhibitions at Carmichael Gallery, Mark Moore Gallery, Thinkspace Gallery (who also included him in their curated exhibitions at Togther Gallery and London Miles Gallery), LeBasse Projects and the Portsmouth Museum of ARt. Online and print media outlets in which he and his work have been featured include tasj magazine, Ekosystem, TEDxBloomington, The Downey Patriot, Unurth, SlamxHype, Arrested Motion, PSFK, The Dirt Floor, Vandalog, GOOD, Wooster Collective, My Modern Met, Sour Harvest, Daily du Jour and The Daily Portsmouth. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.